Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 19th March 2019

News and appeals

Man convicted of stabbing his partner in Shoreham
A man who stabbed his on-off partner 39 times with a bread knife has been convicted.
Liam Hanley has been found guilty of GBH with intent Lewes Crown Court of Sarah Harries after he stabbed her in the bath at her flat on Shoreham Beach last September.
For the full story please click on the link or see the Sussex Police website.
Man attacked in his home in Worthing
A man suffered a leg injury when he was attacked in his own home in Worthing on Friday evening (March 15).
The 40-year-old victim was taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the leg by another man in Thorn Road. He was released after treatment.
It is understood that the suspect, who has not been identified, had been with the victim for a while before the incident occurred. Detectives are now trying to establish the circumstances of the attack and have appealed to anyone who might recognise the description of the suspect to get in touch.
He is described as black, 5' 11", of slim build, clean shaven, with jet black hair and small black dreads and no facial hair.
Anyone who can help is asked to contact Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting serial 940 of 15/03. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police reassurance to communities following New Zealand attacks
Following the terrorist attacks in New Zealand, Chief Superintendent Neil Honnor, Head of the Surrey and Sussex Police Joint Operations Command, said;
“Today in Sussex and Surrey we are stepping up reassurance patrols around mosques and increasing engagement with communities of all faiths, giving advice on how people and places can protect themselves.
“Places of worship can also use our online training package ‘ACT Awareness eLearning’ for advice on Protective Security and how to react should the worst happen. It can be found here
"We also encourage everyone to be aware of the Run, Hide and Tell advice there.
“We take all forms of extremism seriously and anyone with concerns about someone becoming radicalised can get advice and support through the PREVENT programme.”
Knives or swords used in aggravated burglaries
Police are investigating two aggravated burglaries which occurred within 20 minutes of each other in Shoreham and Lancing.
Around 11.10pm on Monday (11 March), three men smashed down a door to a property in Surry Street, Shoreham, and used knives or swords to threaten and assault the occupants. A mobile phone was stolen.
Later at around 11.30pm, three men matching the same descriptions with the same weapons, smashed down a door to a property in Hayley Road, Lancing. The occupants were threatened, and a small quantity of cash and a mobile phone were stolen.
The suspects have been described as one white man in his late teens or early 20s, and two black men in their late teens to early 20s. They were all dressed in dark clothing.
For further information and to read the full story please click on the link or see our website.
 Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.
Crime summary

Reference: 1089 12th March
Location: Chester Avenue, Lancing
Date and time: Timings unknown 
Details: An insecure shed was entered to steal tools then a house was entered and jewellery was stolen.

Reference: 0171 17th March
Location: Church Walk, Worthing
Date and time: at 339hrs 17th March
Details: Report received that a male had entered the house and stolen jewellery, an IPad and a purse.
Reference: 0327 17th March
Location: Meadow Road, Worthing
Date and time: During the night 17th March
Details: Point of entry unknown, car key, purse then car was stolen.

Reference: 1180 17th March
Location: Hall Avenue, Salvington
Date and time: Between 2200hrs – 2300hrs 17th March
Details: Entry was made via a window, jewellery was stolen.  

Reference: 0465 18th March
Location: Lisher Road, Lancing
Date and time: 2100hrs 16th March and 0200hrs 17th March
Details: An insecure rear door was entered and a small amount of money was stolen.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0547 13th March
Location: Woodard Road, Lancing
Date and time: Between 2000hrs 8th March and 1200hrs 13th March
Details: A garage was entered and tools were stolen.

Reference: 0796 12th March
Location: St Lawrence Avenue, West Tarring
Date and time: Between 2100hrs 11th March and 0815hrs 12th March
Details: A lock was broken off a shed and a pedal cycle was stolen.

Reference: 0391 16th March
Location: Cissbury Road, Broadwater
Date and time: Between 2300hrs 15th March and 0800hrs 16th March
Details: Glass was broken on a rear door and pedal cycles were stolen.

Reference: 0420 16th March
Location: Gordon Road, Shoreham
Date and time: Between 1800hrs 15th March and 1000hrs 16th March
Details: Bodily force was used to break door, entered garage and stole pedal cycle.

Reference: 0386 18th March
Location: Daniel Close, Lancing
Date and time: Between 1700hrs 15th March and 17th March 
Details: A garage door was forced and several items stolen.

Reference: 0131 19th March
Location: West Avenue, Worthing
Date and time: Approximately 0500hrs 19th March 
Details: A garage door was forced open and a pedal cycle was stolen. 
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